Published: Sunday December 16, 2018
Have you felt that the government is watching you?
Although there is little news on this, I have felt and observed this personally. It is an ongoing fear that I have and it effects me occasionally. I even have to see a doctor for this. It is not that I have something to hide but rather the fear that governments will abuse their powers. What stops them from frameing or worse – harming – a political or economical opponent?
Advancement in technologies such as A.I. has allowed China to develop their own system to track their citizens. Will other countries like Singapore follow?
Some surveillance like recorded CCTVs are fine to me. This aids in the capture of a criminal when a crime happens. What I am afraid of is when an organization or government takes security to different level. Are there policies, people or systems in place to prevent abuse in this new digital world?